When someone is feeling ill they are usually willing to try almost anything in the hopes that it will help them feel better again. Depending on their diagnosis, doctors may prescribe antibiotics, order additional testing, recommend surgery, or suggest physical therapy. Whatever their options are, patients trust their doctors to provide them with the correct diagnosis and answer their questions.
However, every year, thousands of people die because their doctor made a mistake and thousands more suffer paint they otherwise wouldn’t have experienced. The law allows the victims of medical malpractice and the loved ones of those who died to file a lawsuit against the person or party whose negligence resulted in their losses so that these plaintiffs have the opportunity to try and recover compensation.
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Kevin Marciano and Pat MacAvoy understand how important communication is and they pride themselves on making sure that their clients are updated through the entire legal process. Together with a client, they handle the necessary paperwork, consult with medical experts, review the facts of the case, collect evidence, and pursue justice.
Combining passion, dedication, and experience, their legal team has helped clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible. Check out the Verdicts & Settlements page to see how they have assisted past clients.
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The brain is the control center of the body and as most people are aware, damage to the soft tissue of the brain can seriously impact a person’s ability to function. Symptoms of brain damage include:
- memory loss
- problems with speech
- loss of fine motor skills
- loss of sense of smell
These symptoms may not only keep the victim from returning to work but it may also mean they require around the clock care and continued medical care for the rest of their lives. In fact, the average patient who sustained a brain injury will require more than $3 million of medical care in their lifetime.
Without help from an experienced attorney, it can be difficult to obtain the compensation that will cover these medical expenses. But by working with our legal team, plaintiffs can be sure that:
- all negligent parties will be identified
- paperwork will be completed correctly and filed on time
- all legal avenues for compensation identified
- our lawyers will communicate anytime the changes are made to the case
- our lawyers will aggressively negotiate a settlement if that is what the plaintiff wishes
- our lawyers will prepare both the case and the plaintiff for court
Let our firm fight for the maximum compensation possible so that you and your loved ones aren’t left financially suffering.
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Accidents don’t just cause physical damage – many victims suffer emotionally and financially as well. It’s easy to believe that outside of insurance coverage there is no way to obtain compensation that will help a victim move forward but in most cases, that’s simply not true.
It’s rare that an accident is “just an accident”, typically, negligence contributed to the cause. This means that someone failed to act in a reasonable manner, placing others at risk. Examples of negligence include:
- Getting behind the wheel of a car while drunk.
- A company that fails to properly test a product for safety issues.
- A doctor who misdiagnosis a patient.
- A contractor who fails to make sure the proper safety gear is being used by employees.
When one party has been negligent, those who were injured as a result have the right to pursue legal action in the form of a civil lawsuit. A lawsuit can provide them with compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings, physical pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.
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Even though doctors save lives every single day, they, like any other person, should be held responsible when their mistake causes harm to a patient.
The attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. have dedicated their careers to making sure that med mal victims aren’t left suffering. Although nothing can be done to reverse the physical damage that has been done, compensation through a lawsuit may be able to provide them with the compensation they need to afford medical treatments, therapy, and assistance.
The law firm has represented clients who were harmed due to surgical mistakes, prescription errors, birth injuries, and even cancer misdiagnosis.
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By Kevin Marciano
August 28tt, 2018 – Children At Risk For Drug Interactions
A new study released by researchers at the University of Illinois shows that children taking more than one prescription medication are at serious risk for having a drug interaction. Drug reactions can cause damage to internal organs and may even result in death, which is why it’s so important for doctors and pharmacists to check each time a new medication is prescribed.
July 24th, 2018 – PA Construction Worker Electrocuted
A 43-year-old construction worker died while at his roofing job. Investigators have reported that while using a lift to place roofing materials at the job site, the life came into contact with a live wire. The metal in the life was a perfect conductor for electricity and resulted in the electrocution of the worker.
June 21st, 2018 – Man Charged With DUI Sentenced To Jail Time
In February, a Drexel Hill resident stole a car which he ultimately crashed while drunk. To make matters worse, he didn’t just damage another person’s property, he stole the car while a child was inside of it, putting her life at risk. This was his fourth DUI offense and he has been sentenced to 30 to 84 months in prison as well as two years probation.
May 29th, 2018 – Mother Wins $4 Million After Death Of Child
A woman was recently awarded $4 million after she sued the pediatricians who treated her child. In her lawsuit, she alleged that she requested her newborn to be tested for whooping cough several times after she herself started showing symptoms. The child ultimately died at just 32-days-old from whooping cough.
April 25th, 2018 – Tanker Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns
A tanker carrying 11,000 pounds of propane overturned on I-95 in Delco. Although police have not determined what caused the vehicle to overturn, they did report that a significant amount of propane was leaked onto the highway, causing it to be closed for several hours for cleanup. The driver of the tanker was taken to the hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.
March 26th, 2018 – Police Arrest Driver Who Fled Scene Of Fatal Accident
A woman has been arrested and charged with failing to stop and render aid, failing to notify police, driving with a suspended license, and a felony for causing an accident which resulted in death after a pedestrian was found unconscious on an I-95 ramp. Police allege she hit the man with a Volkswagen Passat which she then hid. The VW was later found behind a tree-line, concealed. An investigation showed damage to the front of the hood, the windshield and blood.
February 26th, 2018 – Actor Bill Paxton’s Family Sues Hospital & Surgeon
Bill Paxton’s family has filled a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the surgeon who performed heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm in 2017 was unqualified to perform the high risk procedure. They are also alleging that the hospital took steps to “conceal information relating to the risks of surgery.”
January 10, 2018 – North Dakota Cap On Medical Malpractice Damages Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
A North Dakota judge has ruled the State’s law restricting pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional, the Bismarck Tribune reports. Current North Dakota statute limits the allowable amount of non-economic damages, which are intended to compensate for the experience of physical pain and emotional trauma, at $500,000. But Judge Cynthia Feland of the South Central Judicial District Court says this damages cap violates the equal protection rights of North Dakota citizens, since it arbitrarily flattens the damages available to all medical malpractice plaintiffs, including those who have suffered the most severe and disabling injuries.
Pennsylvania law doesn’t mandate a cap on noneconomic damages like pain and suffering. There’s no statutory limit to economic damages, either. Punitive damages, intended to punish egregiously negligent behavior, however, are limited to double the amount of compensatory damages.
December 8, 2017 – 60% Of Cardiologists Have Been Sued For Malpractice, New Survey Finds
Over 60% of cardiologists have been named as the defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to a new survey of around 4,000 medical professionals conducted by Medscape. Nearly 55% of the doctors had been sued for allegedly substandard care between two and five times. Surgical or treatment complications were the leading driver of malpractice litigation, the cardiologists said, accounting for around 36% of claims. Wrongful death and failure to treat cases rounded out the three most common types, at 25% and 21% respectively. About 1 in 5 of the malpractice cases settled prior to trial.
November 20, 2017 – Lawsuit Says New York Fertility Clinic Failed To Test Donor Eggs For Genetic Abnormality
Two couples have sued a fertility clinic in New York after learning that the donor eggs used in their own treatments may have carried a genetic abnormality that leads to Fragile X syndrome. Both couples gave birth to children who, around the age of two, were diagnosed with Fragile X, a genetic disorder that causes developmental disabilities. In court documents, the families accuse Reproductive Medicine Associates and doctor Alan Cooperman of failing to pre-test egg donors for the rare genetic mutation. To read more on the story, visit Penn State’s Daily Collegian.
October 27, 2017 – New Jersey Jury Awards $17 Million In Pneumonia Malpractice Case
In a unanimous decision, a New Jersey jury in Monmouth County has awarded $17 million in compensation to a girl who suffered brain damage at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. As attorneys argued at trial, a doctor took the patient, who had been hospitalized for pneumonia, off of a mechanical ventilator too soon, leading to cardiac arrest. To learn more about the story, visit App.com.
September 14, 2017 – $20 Million Awarded To Family Who Lost New Mother
The loved ones of a woman who died shortly after giving birth have been awarded $20 million after they alleged that a nurse failed to correctly read test results which indicated she had sepsis. The nurse sent her home and she died less than 12 hours later. For more information on this check out Star Tribune.